Mystery Solved – Rubbery Knobs

On Monday, I posted this photo for you to identify. Did you figure out what these are?

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Here’s a hint. Here’s one shown in use.

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That doesn’t help much. But maybe this will.

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My new practice foil, sporting a rubber tip. Giant orange cat for scale.

These are tips for practice foils or practice epees. Their meant to ensure that one cannot actually stab one’s practice partner during training. So, they’re kind of important.

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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